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Governor's Council Third District

The Massachusetts Governor's Council, also known as the Executive Council, is composed of eight individuals elected from districts, plus the Lieutenant Governor who serves ex officio. The eight councillors are elected from their districts every two years. The Council meets weekly to record advice and consent on warrants for the state treasury, pardons and commutations, and recording advice and consent to gubernatorial appointments such as judges, clerk-magistrates, public administrators, members of the Parole Board, Appellate Tax Board, Industrial Accident Board and Industrial Accident Reviewing Board, notaries, and justices of the peace. Base salary is $36,025.

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  • Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

State your relevant background and qualifications, particularly as they relate to the judicial nominating process.

How would you respond to someone who says that the Governor's Council is outdated? Why is this body still essential in the Commonwealth?

What is important to you when evaluating candidates for the parole board?

What would you do to improve diversity on the courts?

Are changes needed in the way the Governor’s Council approves candidates?

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